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  • Street Smart: VDOT: announcement coming Friday on new Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel/James River Bridge work plan

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Street Smart:</b></span> VDOT: announcement coming Friday on new Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel/James River Bridge work plan
    Dennis Heuer, the Virginia Department of Transportation Hampton Roads district administrator under fire since last weekend's traffic nightmare, was not in his normal seat Thursday at the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization's monthly meeting...
  • Street Smart: VDOT tentatively plans HRBT work for after Columbus Day

    Street Smart: VDOT tentatively plans HRBT work for after Columbus Day
    VIRGINIA BEACH — VDOT’s new plans to complete the repaving of the eastbound side of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, include tentatively scheduling the work after Columbus Day, according to Friday’s press announcement. It will take...
  • This week's high school football scores

    THURSDAY Kecoughtan 41, Warwick 30 Gloucester 35, Menchville 0 FRIDAY (from VirginiaPreps.com): Mostly public schools Abingdon 10 Happy Valley (TN) 0 Albemarle 37 Orange 0 Altavista 35 Gretna 14 Amherst County 35 Rockbridge County 21 Appomattox...
  • Want to spend time on Chesapeake Bay? "Crab Decks & Tiki Bars" offers options

    Want to spend time on Chesapeake Bay? "Crab Decks & Tiki Bars" offers options
    Bill Wade and his wife, Susan, might live in Washington, D.C., but they spend their spare time on the Chesapeake Bay with their sons. It’s a family tradition passed along from Bill’s father, firefighter turned waterman after his wife won a...
  • This weekend's football scores

    (compiled by VirginiaPreps.com) Thursday: Granby 21 Wilson 20 Hampton 42 Denbigh 0 Heritage (Newport News) 30 Woodside 26 Friday: Public: Alleghany 47 James River (Buchanan) 26 Altavista 48 William Campbell 33 Amelia County 35 Randolph-Henry 21...
  • Remembering the War of 1812 in Hampton Roads

    Remembering the War of 1812 in Hampton Roads
    Go back 200 years this month and you would have found Hampton Roads in turmoil. The world's best and biggest navy, which had arrived in February to blockade the Chesapeake Bay, was looking for new targets after the return of a squadron that had...
  • Hampton Roads' most important pirate

    Hampton Roads' most important pirate
    Blackbeard may get all the attention. Black Bart was even more feared. But for my money, the most important pirate to cast a shadow across Hampton Roads was an almost completely unknown Englishman named William Dampier. Exactly what he was doing in...
  • Good news, for a change, about the Chesapeake Bay

    Good news, for a change, about the Chesapeake Bay
    For 30 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program — a partnership including the six bay states, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies — has been measuring and assessing...
  • War comes to Hampton Roads

    War comes to Hampton Roads
    No one could mistake the intent of the British warships that appeared at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay early on the frosty morning of Feb. 4, 1813. Just one of the immense 74-gun ships in this advance squadron boasted more firepower than all the...
  • Theodore A. 'Ted' Dietz, electrician

    Theodore A. 'Ted' Dietz, electrician
    Theodore A. "Ted" Dietz, a retired shipyard electrician who earned the sobriquet of "40-Watt Dietz" from fellow volunteer crew members aboard the Liberty ship SS John W. Brown, died Feb. 3 of heart failure at his Severna Park home. He was 91. Born and...
  • Ironclad on a rampage

    Ironclad on a rampage
    No one imagined the destruction about to unfold as the CSS Virginia eased from its berth late on the morning of March 8, 1862, for what was supposed to be its maiden voyage. But even as the sailors at Portsmouth’s Gosport Navy Yard prepared to...